Cronulla have been in sizzling form beating down on bad teams and they get just that at home against a Canterbury team already looking to 2023.
Cronulla are a team who can sniff a premiership hope but have no recent history of dominance so look to reinforce their title credentials by beating down on bad teams. That is good news this week for those wanting to be with the Sharks.
Cronulla have won eight of the last 10 against the Bulldogs, covering the last two. They have covered eight of 10 off a win of 20-plus and covered 15 of 23 off conceding 12 or fewer.
Canterbury had a good little run after Mick Potter took the reins but a long season has taken its toll. They have lost their last three and failed to cover any, conceding 42 in each of their last two losses against the Warriors and Eels. The Bulldogs have covered just four of 14 off a loss and just one of seven off conceding 40-plus.
This line has moved from -17.5 to -22.5 and likely continues to rise with Bulldogs star Matt Burton in doubt with injury.
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Matt Ikuvalu has played just four games this year but has four tries and now has 18 tries in his last 19 games.
Jesse Ramien has six tries in his last seven games.
Nicho Hynes has been playing sensationally of late and that has translated to tries with three tries in the last three games including a double against Manly. He has two tries in three appearances against the Bulldogs.
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At least six of the following eight players to score a try in NRL Round 24.
At least four of the following eight players to score a try in NRL Round 24.